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    Chagall: Love and Exile (Hardback) By (author) Jackie Wullschlager


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    Description'When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is'. Picasso said this in the 1950s, when he and Chagall were eminent neighbours living in splendour on the Cote d'Azur. But behind Chagall's role as a pioneer of modern art lay struggle, heartbreak, bitterness, lost love, exile, and the miracle of survival. Born the son of a Russian Jewish herring merchant, Chagall fled the repressive 'potato-coloured' czarist empire in 1911 to develop his genius in Paris, living alongside Modigliani and Leger in La Ruche, the artist's colony where 'you either died or came out famous'. Through war and revolution in Bolshevik Russia, Weimar Berlin, occupied France and 1940s New York, he gave form to his dreams, longings and memories in paintings which are among the most humane and joyful of the 20th century. Wullschlager has had exclusive access to hundreds of hitherto unseen and unpublished letters from the Chagall family collection in Paris, which are quoted here for the first time, lending Chagall's own unique voice to this account. Drawing also on numerous interviews with the artist's family, friends, dealers, collectors, and illustrated with two hundred paintings, drawings and photographs, many also previously unseen, this elegantly written biography gives for the first time a full and true account of Chagall the man and the artist - and of a life as intense, theatrical and haunting as his paintings.

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    Love and Exile
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jackie Wullschlager
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 47 mm
    Weight: 1,548 g
    ISBN 13: 9780713996524
    ISBN 10: 0713996528

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, AFC, ACX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    DC22: 759.4
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100, ART016030
    Illustrations note
    32pp colour photos, 150 integrated illustrations
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    30 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Jackie Wullschlager is Chief Art Critic of the Financial Times, where she has worked since 1986. Her books include the prize-winning Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller, and an acclaimed group biography of Victorian children's writers, Inventing Wonderland. She lives in London with her husband and three children.